Additional Info: Attends to patients' personal hygiene and daily needs to maintain a comfortable atmosphere that is conducive to treatment. Collects and carries patients' laundry and dry cleaning, and delivers them to the appropriate location in the health care facility. Receives patients' valuables and other belongings; transports them to safe storage; and keeps appropriate records. Escorts patients to and from facilities where special treatments are administered. Helps to feed patients requiring assistance to ensure that they receive appropriate nourishment. Bathes and dresses, brushes teeth, and trims fingernails and toenails of patients. As directed by professional staff, moves, positions, lifts, and transports patients using a variety of lifts and other aids to prepare patients for treatment and to deliver them to the appropriate treatment facilities. Brings bedpans and urinals to disabled patients. Attends to incontinent patients by assisting or participating in bowel and bladder training programs. Talks to patients, listens to their complaints, and responds by encouraging them to cooperate and participate in treatment activities to help them achieve attitudes conducive to treatment and rehabilitation. May perform pre-surgical shaves. Performs a variety of housekeeping and cleaning duties to ensure that the clinical facility is clean, sanitary, orderly, and properly supplied. Keeps an inventory of current supplies to determine the need for ordering new supplies. Fills out requisition forms and forwards them to appropriate personnel in the organization to maintain supplies at appropriate levels. Changes bed linens and other hospital linens to ensure that clean linens are always provided. May mop floors and wash windows, walls, bedside stands, beds, tables, chairs, toilets, and various pieces of equipment to keep the clinical facility clean and sanitary. May operate an autoclave in order to sterilize various pieces of clinical equipment. May assist in collecting specimens for analysis. Keeps simple records of patients' intake and output. Cleans thermometers and other instruments as directed. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: New York State employees who hold a permanent appointment in this title will be considered for lateral transfer. There are no minimum qualifications, training or experience required. Candidates must be able to read and write English and be able to lift, move and position patient. Selected candidate must have the ability to read instructions and write reports of Patient's responses and conditions. Incumbent must also be able to lift, move, and position patients. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) Closing Date: 12/16/19 STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 54387
About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.